Messaging Gets Upgrade For Instagram Users

Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire is chasing growth. It’s not hard to understand why. Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform, with more than 2.4 billion users worldwide. The bigger you get, the harder it is to grow. That is exactly why Zuckerberg zeroed in on the three fastest platforms in his empire: Messaging, Stories, and Groups. By chasing …

Wyze User Information Leaked Include Emails And Other Data

Wyze is one of the many manufacturers of consumer-grade smart devices. They recently confirmed that user data belonging to nearly two and a half million of its customers was exposed. The root cause of the exposure was traced back to an unsecured database connected for nearly a month to an Elasticsearch cluster. This was during a period of time spanning …

Landrys Restaurant Chain Latest Victim Of Credit Card Breach

If you’re not familiar with Landry’s, you’re probably familiar with at least some of the restaurants the company owns. The company recently issued a formal ‘Notification of Data Breach’ in which they disclosed that an unauthorized user was detected on their systems and that POS malware had been used between March 13, 2019 and October 17, 2019. In addition to …

New Hacking Method Looks Like A Locked Computer

Scammers have breathed new life into an old scam. For years, the old ‘Law Enforcement Lock’ trick has been used to cheat unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned money. The new wrinkle works like this: Scammers will redirect users using the Chrome web browser to sites that host a full-screen image of a Windows 10 desktop with a notice that appears …

Message Recall Feature May Be Added To Office 365

For a while now, Microsoft Outlook users have enjoyed a highly popular addition to their email service. In a nutshell, it allows them to recall messages that have been sent using Outlook, which is an Exchange Online hosted cloud email service for business. They can un-send the emails, provided that the recipient is using Outlook and the messages haven’t been …

ISO Files Are Being Used To Deliver Malware

Researchers at Trustwave have observed a notable increase in the use of .ISO files to deliver malware. Hackers have relied on poisoned disk image files for years to deliver malware to their targets. It makes sense in a Windows environment because it allows attackers to disguise their payloads as an innocent, standard file type. In terms of scope and scale, …

Kids Can Bypass Communication Limit Feature On iOS 13.3

If you have children that own Apple devices, be aware that the latest update for iOS 13.3 included a feature called Communications Limits. It is designed to allow parents to set up parental controls to keep their kids from speaking to, texting with, or Facetiming with anyone who’s not already in their contacts list. It’s a small but important feature …

Windows 10 Update Caused Issues With File Explorer

Have you already installed Windows 10, build 1909? If so, then you’ve probably noticed that the latest build update introduced a few bugs to Windows File Explorer. After installing the latest build, users began reporting issues with the search field that caused it to become unresponsive and the search box to become blurry. Other users reported that after the latest …

Citrix Applications Need Patch To Address Vulnerability

Researchers at Positive Technologies recently discovered a serious vulnerability in Citrix Enterprise products that threatens the security of more than 80,000 companies in 158 countries around the world. The issue is being tracked as CVE-2019-19781. If it is left unpatched, it puts companies using either product at risk of phishing attacks, malware, cryptojacking attacks ,and DDoS attacks. That is to …

Data Breaches Continue With Three New High Profile Cases

As 2019 draws to a close, we can say definitively that the year has been another record-breaking one where data breaches are concerned. Hackers around the world have been busy in recent weeks, with a trio of high-profile breaches making headlines. In late November, one of China’s largest manufacturers of smartphones (OnePlus) reported that an unauthorized third-party accessed their user …